Happy July!!! Where in the world did June go? It flew on by! I started July off great today with lunch and a movie.
I suggested to my parents and aunt and uncle that we have lunch at Il Vicino in Bradley Fair. I’ve eaten at the College Hill location, but it was years ago. None of my family had eaten there before. It’s always a bit nerve wracking when you suggest a restaurant. I would somehow feel responsible if they didn’t like their food.
There was no reason to worry today though! Everyone seemed to really like what they ate! Whew!!
Oddly enough, for Il Vicino being a wood oven pizza restaurant, none of us opted for pizza. With the 100+ degree heat, I was all about a sandwich and side salad instead.
I got the # 18 Panino Con Pollo E Pesto. It was a panini with roasted chicken, pesto mayo, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, onions, and mozzarella.
It was SO delicious!!! I knew immediately that I would love the sandwich. Hello….pesto, artichokes, and roasted red peppers. That’s a no brainer for me.
I know that my Mom & aunt both really loved their sandwiches too. They got the #22 Vespa…roasted chicken, sun-dried tomato mayo, fontina, tomatoes, spinach, and pesto. Their sandwiches were huge too. I’d recommend splitting a sandwich and side salad next time.
Most of all, I was really pleased with the service. At Il Vicino, you order at the counter and your food is brought to you. Often times, with the counter situation you rarely get drink refills. I must have drank 6 glasses of water at lunch though! Great service!!
After lunch, we were off to see Larry Crowne. My Mom & I were especially hyped to see this movie. We love everything Julia Roberts. And who doesn’t love Tom Hanks?? No one I want to be friends with, that’s who! The movie was adorable, just as I expected. It’s just a cute summer movie to see!
What are your favorite Julia Roberts’ and Tom Hanks’ movies?
Top 5 Julia Roberts movies:
1. Pretty Woman — this is probably my favorite movie ever!
2. Steel Magnolias — My colors are blush and bashful, Mama!!!
3. Notting Hill
4. My Best Friend’s Wedding
5. Mystic Pizza
Top 5 Tom Hanks movies:
1. Sleepless in Seattle
3. You’ve Got Mail
5. A League of Their Own